(BLOOMFIELD) - A March 2013 jury trial date has been set for David Council Jr., of Solsberry, who is accused of pointing a loaded .12 gauge shotgun at a bank employee who was on his property on Washboard Road taking photographs as part of the foreclosure process.
Nick Schneider of the Greene County Daily World reports that Council is charged with pointing a firearm at another person, a Class D felony.
According to a probable cause affidavit Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Leon Dunigan arrived at Council's home on Sept. 20, and saw him standing at the driveway holding a loaded Saiga .12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun at waist level.
The deputy ordered Council to place the gun on the ground. Dunigan says there was on shotgun round in the chamber and four more in the magazine.
Council's wife, Barbara, told police that the U.S. Bank employee Richard Haynes had identified himself as a bank employee and gave her a red card that contained telephone numbers to call to verify his assignment.
Haynes was there taking photos as part of a monthly inspection, part of the foreclosure action.
Haynes told police that while he was out of his Jeep and taking photos, Council approached him with the gun and pointed it at him. Another man, James Blue, remained in the Jeep and called 911. Blue told police that he snapped a photo of Council while he was holding the gun on Haynes.
Hayes told police that Council had pulled a gun on him before during prior inspections and that is why he had brought a witness.
However, Council told the sheriff that he believed that Haynes presence on his property had to do with 'white supremacy groups'.
Barbara told police she had received threats due to her children's father's involvement with a white supremacy group in Indianapolis.
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